A bumper year for toys

Nov 26, 2015
Toy sales might be a bright spot this holiday season.
Posted In: childrens toys, Star Wars, holiday
A Ghost drone by EHang is displayed at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 8, 2015. The Ghost can be piloted by a smartphone without a remote control and only needs one click to take off, return and land.

FAA working towards drone rules ahead of holidays

Nov 25, 2015
Recommendations would require registration for recreational drone owners.
Posted In: drones, FAA, holiday, shopping

College students discover the dorm staycation

Jan 13, 2015
Schools are making it easier for students to stay on campus during breaks.
Posted In: dorms, college, holiday
Christmas trees

How to close a deal on a Christmas tree

Dec 24, 2014
Christmas tree salesman Ernest Parker explains the business of holiday cheer.
Posted In: Christmas tree, holiday

13 last-minute gift ideas pulled from holiday movies

Dec 23, 2014
There's only one turkey among these gift ideas inspired by holiday films.
Posted In: movies, holiday, presents
Patti Romp, in striped jacket, has been selling Christmas trees for 27 years. Her daughter, Ellie Bishop, far left, and son, Tim Romp, are taking the reigns this year

Secrets of the Christmas tree lot

Dec 17, 2014
The Vermont family selling that Christmas tree in Brooklyn? They didn't grow it. A big tree farm did.
Posted In: Christmas tree, holiday, Christmas, migrant workers, New York

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite on her best gift ever

Dec 15, 2014
The "Cathy" creator talks about two gifts that fit both sides of her personality.
Posted In: gift giving, holiday, Christmas, cartoon
People receive free groceries at a food pantry run by the Food Bank For New York City on Dec. 11, 2013 in New York City.

Inside a food pantry during its busy season

Nov 27, 2014
Traverse City, Michigan, is home to one of the state's largest food pantries. Here's how it's handling demand for its services.
Posted In: food pantries, holiday, Michigan
Shoppers wait in line at Starbucks coffee while shopping at a Black Friday event.

Holiday drinks: A mix of science and clever marketing

Nov 26, 2014
Here's why you crave that pumpkin spice latte and other "holidays in a glass."
Posted In: starbucks, holiday, holiday drinks, neuroscience
Recording artist Jay-Z, makes an announcement on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles for the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival.

Clydesdales go missing from Budweiser's holiday ads

Nov 24, 2014
The brewing company is partnering with Jay-Z to try to appeal to younger costumers.
Posted In: Budweiser, Jay-Z, holiday, commercials, clydesdale